British Newspaper Archive now at the State Library

Illustrated Police News, May 21 1887

The Illustrated Police News is just one of the many newspapers available in this wonderful archive [Illustrated Police News, May 21 1887]














The latest addition to the Library’s family history e-resources is the British Newspaper Archive, which gives you access to millions of pages of digitised historical newspapers held at the British Library. There are newspaper titles from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and you will find news articles, family notices, obituaries, letters, advertisements and illustrations.
Please note that you need to be within the State Library building to access the British Newspaper Archive and you will also need to register i.e. create your own login and password. Once you have done this you will be able to search, view articles, save (bookmark) articles of interest into different folders and add tags or comments. You will also be able to correct the optical character recognition (OCR) text, making articles easier for other people to find, in a similar way to the National Library of Australia’s Trove website.

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    • If you live in the Rockingham area, please be aware that the Family History Library in Rockingham also has a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive database. The Library is in Rockingham Lotteries House, Civic Boulevard on the ground floor. It is open Tuesdays 1 – 4 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Other online databases for searching your ancestors world-wide are also available as well as books, magazines and CD-Rom.

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